Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1959”


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FEBRUARY: The villain “Mr. Zero” was introduced in BATMAN #121. When the villain appeared a few years later on the live-action BATMAN television series, he was called “Mr. Freeze.” Batman comics soon adopted the TV show’s name for the character and his popularity and rank as a Batman villain began to rise.

MARCH: Robin dreams that Bruce Wayne (Batman) married Kathy Kane (Batwoman) in BATMAN #122.

MAY: Batman’s version of Superman’s Mr. Mxyzptlk – the inter-dimensional imp known as “Bat-Mite” – debuts in DETECTIVE COMICS #267.

OCTOBER: Batman takes on a DC version of Thor (kind of) in BATMAN #127.


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Lifelong Batman fan Bill "Jett" Ramey is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of His passions include Dallas Cowboys football, Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the University of Texas Longhorns, and of course, Batman. He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel") and his .5 Boston Terrier.